What are the advantages of cloud-based SIEM?
For businesses, cloud SIEM tools mean convenience. For starters, accessing SIEM over the cloud can get SIEM capabilities up and running on a shorter timeline. When businesses install SIEM on-site, there can be a longer IT onboarding process before full operational status. By choosing to access SIEM as a service, businesses could be enjoying the benefits of this technology more quickly.
This also speaks to the shortage of qualified IT staff available to enterprises. With two-thirds of employers reporting a skills shortage among available technology professionals, IT departments need to contend with increasingly sophisticated threats with fewer experts available to help. Cloud-based SIEM can provide a solution, as MSPs can relieve organizations of the time and responsibility around their cybersecurity goals while ensuring expertise and compliance.
While on-site SIEM tools are convenient and offer direct control, they may be difficult to scale as a business grows. Indeed, because SIEM technology connects cybersecurity assets from across an organization into a central platform, businesses would need to update that technology every time they add new assets, change firewall or antivirus settings, or integrate new technology. With cloud SIEM as a service, however, MSPs can scale conveniently and as needed, handling updates and staying on top of emerging capabilities.
Finally, a cloud SIEM solution can cut costs for businesses. While on-site SIEM tools may require investment in certain hardware-software combinations, enterprises eventually need to update those assets as they become outdated. By opting for SIEM as a service, however, a business can transition from a capital expenditure model to an operational expense framework. Meanwhile, MSPs can invest in hardware and platforms that scale with and across their clients.
What cloud-based SIEM solutions does SolarWinds offer?
For an MSP investing in cloud-based SIEM solutions, you’ll want to offer your clients a reputable and reliable service. With the industry-leading SolarWinds Threat Monitor platform, you can monitor, respond, and report security threats as they happen—and before they wreak havoc across your clients’ systems and networks.
With Threat Monitor, SolarWinds offers MSPs an intelligent approach to threat monitoring. This means that, as a cloud service, Threat Monitor provides convenient, scalable access to a wide range of next-generation SIEM capabilities.
For instance, a central dashboard provides intuitive insights into a cybersecurity profile. From there, you can easily collect log information from disparate sources and assess the intent and severity of potential threats in a way that puts you in control. Threat Monitor evaluates these threats from multiple origin points, including IP and Domain Reputation databases, ensuring that you’re protected against known and unknown security threats.
If you’re working on a moderately sized team, Threat Monitor can help you be sure that nothing falls through the cracks. You’ll be able to normalize logs from within your client’s ecosystem and analyze them against multiple sources of threat intelligence, thus allowing you to spend less time looking through dense logs and more time developing an understanding of your vulnerabilities.
For MSPs managing a larger organization’s cybersecurity defenses, Threat Monitor can manage threats in tandem with you and save your attention for truly pressing issues. For instance, Threat Monitor can automate intelligent responses to detected threats that resolve them without requiring constant touch. When you’re working in an enterprise with widespread systems and networks, this level of prioritization is key.
No matter what type of clients you have, it’s important that they have a SIEM solution. For many enterprises, managed cloud-based solutions are an appropriate and effective choice, allowing you to remotely guard against threats, identify vulnerabilities, and protect clients from bad actors.
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